Sheldon Adelson's nuke Iran call sparks anger in Spain
Could casino mogul's extreme views cause business woes?
In his daily radio op-ed on Spain’s Cadena Ser, Miguel Ángel Aguilar, the former editor of the worldwide Spanish-language wire service EFE, called on the Spanish government to reject a proposal by Adelson to build a casino near Madrid as a consequence of Adelson’s statement.
At a panel discussion hosted by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach at Yeshiva University on October 23, Adelson suggested that the United States strike an unpopulated area of Iran with a nuclear missile as a negotiating tactic. “Then you say, ‘See! The next one is in the middle of Tehran. So, we mean business,” Adelson said.
Adelson’s firm, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has asked the Spanish government for tax incentives, among other legislative concessions, in return for the construction of a casino in the town of Alcorcón.
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